The Thank You Post

by Sherry Riter in Alyssa,Flower

I seriously don’t think people say “Thank You!” near enough. I read that in a Lenox etiquette poll it was found that nearly five out of every 10 people don’t say thank you as a habit. That tells me that a huge portion of our society is unappreciative and selfish.

On the flip side, I wonder how many people in the fifty percent that say thank you do it because they “have to” or for a selfish reason. I’d like to say to those people that if you put others first and practice sincere thankfulness in all things, you will find a greater happiness.

I want to thank a special person…a very special person that makes my life feel complete. She actually makes my life worth living.

Today, my sweet child brought me some beautiful sunflowers. She knew that it was a particularly rough day for me and cheerful sunflowers brighten any day!

So Alyssa, from the bottom of my heart I want to say that I love you so very much and thank you for the beautiful flowers. They are so big and bright and fill the room with my own personal sunshine! I enjoy every moment with you. The last 6,215 days of my life have been better because you have been in them.


Little seeds
bloom into
beautiful flowers

and “Thank you’s”
bloom happiness
in our souls.


The Redhead Riter


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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Angie April 25, 2010 at 3:26 am

What beautiful flowers, and a sweet daughter!


2 Tree April 25, 2010 at 3:56 am

Very sweet post! It's such an awesome gift to receive even the simplest of flowers from your child. 🙂


3 Mansi April 25, 2010 at 6:03 am

What a lovely way of acknowledging your daughter. Wonderful photos, too. I agree that we don't say sorry or thank you often enough. Two of the simplest, yet most underused words.


4 Natasha April 25, 2010 at 10:28 am


Thank you!

Best wishes,


5 Cynthia Schuerr April 25, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Awww! you are very lucky to have and appreciate each other. Beautiful!


6 Teresha@Marlie and Me April 25, 2010 at 2:18 pm

sunflowers are so much prettier than dandelions! Alyssa is such a sweet girl!


7 Nicole April 25, 2010 at 3:57 pm

I love your blog! Stopping by from the Lady Blogger's Tea Party! Feel free to visit me at Destination Unknown! 🙂 Happy Blogging!


8 Shay @ Wonderfully Chaotic April 25, 2010 at 8:06 pm

How sweet! 🙂


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